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  • What is Impacted Ear Wax?   Bees aren’t the only creatures that make wax. Your ears produce quite a bit of it. And it’s actually quite an amazing substance that cleanses and protects your ears. Most of the time, you should leave your ear wax alone and let it get on with its job. Ear wax only becomes a problem [...]

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  • Should I use ear wax softener before my appointment? We are often asked by our patients, “Do you want me to use an ear wax softener before my appointment?”. Generally, it relates to a previous experience someone has had with an ear syringing procedure. Practice Nurses and Doctors may request their patients to soften their ear wax with olive oil or over-the-counter ear drops [...]

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  • Ear Health Australia What is Eustachian tube dysfunction? Eustachian tube dysfunction is more common in children as their Eustachian tube is shorter, narrower and more horizontal than adults. Eustachian tubes are small tubes running between the upper throat and the middle ear (see diagram below). They are responsible for keeping the air pressure equal between the middle ear and outer ear canal. These [...]

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  • How often should I have ear wax removal How often should I have ear wax removal? Do you wonder, “how often should I have ear wax removal?” The answer is often dependent on your ears and how they behave. Your ears are constantly producing ear wax. As a result many people need to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis. The amount of ear wax you produce, the physical characteristics [...]

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  • Why do some people experience dizziness during microsuction? Did you know your ears are not just for hearing? They are also the home for your balance and spatial orientation. During microsuction you may experience dizziness. This can be caused by sudden temperature change in your ear canal. The vacuum created by microsuction causes cool air to be drawn into your ear canal. When [...]

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  • What is ‘ear candling’ and does it work? What is ear candling? Ear candling is an alternative therapy that claims to improve general health and well-being, and remove ear wax.  The process involves lighting one end of a hollow candle and placing the other end in your ear canal. Supposedly, when the tube of waxed paper or gauze burns, it creates a vacuum like [...]

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